This Week In Beatles History: February 15 – February 21
Did you ever wonder about what The Beatles were up to on a week-to-week basis? Are you a Beatles trivia buff? Test your knowledge here as you look at what happened to The Beatles in a specific week in time.
February 16, 1963 – The band made the cover of Record Mirror, a national music paper.
February 15, 1964 – The album Meet The Beatles! went to #1 on the US charts and stayed at the top for 11 weeks.
February 16, 1964 – The Beatles appeared live on The Ed Sullivan Show for the second time. It was before an audience of 3,500.
February 15, 1965 – “Ticket to Ride” was recorded in the studios at Abbey Road. “Another Girl” and “I Need You” were recorded too. Also, John passed his driving test.
February 16, 1967 – “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane” had promotional films broadcast on Top of the Pops.
February 15, 1968 – John and George flew to Rishikesh, India to study Transcendental Meditation. Paul and Ringo joined them four days later.
February 20, 1969 – Ringo’s film Candy premiered at the Odeon in London.
February 21, 1970 – Using the pseudonym Billy Martin, Paul booked the first recording session for his solo album at the Abbey Road Studios.
February 19, 1971 – Paul’s legal case to dissolve The Beatles’ partnership began at the London High Court.
February 21, 1990 – Paul received a lifetime-achievement Grammy Award.